American Association for Women in Community Colleges

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Food!

The AAWCC— MCC Chapter, along with the Hospitality Department
invites students, faculty, and staff to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with us at
Food for Thought on Wednesday, October 27!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is traditionally celebrated from September 15 to October 15, and recognizes the influence and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the history and culture in our community.  The AAWCC, with the assistance of the Hospitality Department has created a menu just for us that incorporates some delicious culinary influences:

(choose one of two entrées, dessert and beverage included)

Meat entrée option:
Beef Taco—stewed ground beef and onions, Salsa Verde, Cotija cheese, Cilantro, cabbage, lime and pickled red onion, with Arroz con Pollo (Puerto Rican Style)—stewed chicken and rice with Sofrito, sautéed vegetables and olives

Vegetarian entrée option:
Vegetarian Taco—stewed black beans and Sofrito, sautéed onions and peppers, Salsa Verde, Cotija cheese, Cilantro, lime, cabbage and pickled red onion, with Spanish Rice and Beans—flavorful rice with Pinto beans, stewed tomatoes, sautéed vegetables, green olives and traditional spices

Tres Leches Cake: Vanilla flavored cake soaked in “Three Milks” and sprinkled with Cinnamon and toasted coconut

Horchata: Mexican rice and nut drink flavored with cinnamon

Everyone is encouraged to dine in, but take-out is available

Dine-in hours:  11:30 am—1:00 pm
Take-out hours:  11:30 am—1:15 pm

Food for Thought (585) 292-3663

Special meal prices for this event!

Dine-in guests will also be treated to homemade chips and salsa while seated.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 (PDF)

Tree planted in 2018 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of AAWCC

Logo for American Association for Women in Community Colleges

A message from Chapter President Susan Noonan

Picture of Susan M. Noonan, President Elect
MCC Chapter President
Susan M. Noonan

Since the inception of our AAWCC-MCC Chapter over 25 years ago, this chapter has reflected the strength, innovation, and empowerment of our membership. Our chapter has strived to provide many different opportunities for members to engage with, to learn from, and to develop alongside one another.

As we approach the start of the Fall semester, continuing with our remote work and distance learning, we wish to offer relevant and accessible programming that strengthens us as individuals and collectively as a group. I would like to remind everyone that the changes and uncertainty that we all face allow us many creative opportunities and the ability to further our mission to provide continued growth for women in community colleges.

I am also happy to share that in light of the many financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our chapter will offer all renewing members another year of membership at no cost to you. We will be paying the national membership fee for all renewing members, and offering a discounted $10 all-inclusive membership price to new members and retirees. *Additional discounts will also be offered to our student members.  A link to the membership application is below.

In closing, the MCC-Chapter of AAWCC continues to be a leader in supporting, educating, developing, and changing women’s lives. Continue to stay safe and strong, and strive to find the bright light to guide you through these challenges and opportunities. Remember that simple gestures are often most meaningful, so remember to smile, to laugh, and to share positivity with those around you. Something that brightens your day is probably something that will lighten someone else’s day a little too…

Susan Noonan
AAWCC MCC Chapter President

2020-2021 Membership Application (PDF)